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Apple iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini smartphone reviews

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To say that the new iPhones have been awaited would be both true and untrue at the same time.
They have been waited for, like the arrival of, say, autumn, which comes every year, "on schedule",
and brings with it the usual set of "features". Of course, on the day of the launch of the iPhone,
queues were again forming, tech bloggers were sniffing out bugs, and analysts were making
predictions. But nothing outside of the now traditional scenario took place. That makes it all the
more interesting to understand how Apple's smartphones have improved and what progress has
been made over the year. In this article, we'll talk about the iPhone 13 and 13 mini, and later we'll
take a closer look at the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max.

We've outlined and analyzed the general information and all the details announced by Apple in our
September presentation report, so we won't repeat ourselves and move on to the testing. Let's start
with the specifications of the new products. Most of the specifications of the iPhone 13 and iPhone
13 mini are the same, so we are giving them in a single list.

Apple iPhone 13 and Apple iPhone 13 mini specifications
Apple A15 Bionic SoC (6 processor cores: 2 high performance and 4 power efficient, 4 graphics cores,
16 Neural Engine cores)
Touch display 6.1″, OLED, 2532×1170, 460 ppi, capacitive, multi-touch / 5.4″, OLED, 2340×1080, 476
ppi, capacitive, multi-touch
RAM (based on Geekbench 5): 3.6GB
Flash memory: 128/256/512GB
No memory card support
Cellular: UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850,
900, 1800, 1900 MHz), LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39,
40, 41, Gigabit LTE, 5G (not supported in Russia)
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11b/g/n/ac/ax, 2.4 and 5GHz, MIMO supported)
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
NFC (Apple Pay only)
GPS with A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo and QZSS
Universal Lightning connector
Cameras: front (12MP, 4K 30 fps video, 720p 240 fps) and 12MP rear camera (4K 60 fps video): wide
angle and ultra-wide angle
Face detection with TrueDepth camera
3240mAh / 2438mAh Lithium Polymer battery (unofficial), not removable

 

 

iPhone 13 Pro Max in Silver and iPhone 12 Pro Max in Pacific Blue. Manhattan, New York, USA October 9, 2021.

 

 

 

Support for Qi wireless charging
Support for MagSafe accessories
Dimensions 147×72×7.7 / 132×64×7.7mm
Weight 174 / 141g
IP68 protection
Operating system iOS 15

And here's the traditional comparison of the key features of the new products with their immediate
predecessors.

We stress that these are far from all the specifications, and yet, they are quite revealing to
understand the overall picture. We can immediately see the key innovations: a larger battery (both
the iPhone 13 compared to the iPhone 12, and the iPhone 13 mini compared to the iPhone 12 mini),
higher capacity storage options, but also a slight increase in thickness (by 0.3 mm) and weight.

Packaging and bundling
We won't be surprised by a slimmer box any more – Apple removed the charger that made the box
bulkier last year. However, there is still a small innovation: now the manufacturer has also
abandoned the film – apparently, for environmental reasons.

The proof that the packaging has not been tampered with is a paper strip, which must be torn off.
This system is common to all new iPhones.

Inside everything is the same. There is a Lightning/USB-C cable, an Apple logo sticker and a key for
removing the SIM card.

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